Rob Appleyard

Robert Charles Appleyard (born 9 December 1972)[1] is a former Wales international rugby union player. A flanker, he played club rugby for Swansea RFC Sale Sharks and Cardiff RFC. He was assistant coach to the Wales national under-20 rugby union team for the 2008 and 2010 Junior Rugby World Cup.[2] He is currently a rugby agent for James Grant.

Rob Appleyard
Birth nameRobert Charles A. Appleyard
Date of birth (1972-12-09) 9 December 1972 (age 47)
Place of birthHaverfordwest, Wales
Height6.20 ft (1.89 m)
Weight16.1 st (102 kg)
SchoolPembroke Comprehensive
UniversityNeath Tertiary College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team retired
Youth career
Pembroke RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)


2004
Swansea RFC
Sale Sharks
Cardiff RFC
Barbarian F.C.
139 90
Correct as of 25 June 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997-1998 Wales Wales 9 (0)

In June 2011 he was appointed full-time defence coach to Newport Gwent Dragons[3]He started his coaching career as defence coach at the Ospreys before moving west as a skills coach at the Scarlets.

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